Professor Dr Niaz Ahmed Khan has joined Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) as the pro-vice-chancellor, effective from April 1.
He was appointed as IUB pro-VC by the president of Bangladesh, also the chancellor of the universities, for a four-year term, according to a press release received on Saturday.
Dr Niaz Ahmed was also the chairman at the Department of Development Studies, University of Dhaka.
He had also served as senior academic adviser at National Defense College (NDC), senior academic adviser at BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD), and chairman of Bangladesh Tropical Forest Conservation (Arannayak) Foundation.
Professor Khan pursued his higher education and research at the University of Oxford, University of Wales Swansea, and Asian Institute of Technology.
Dr Khan published more than 170 refereed publications, including some 45 in Web of Science and Scopus indexed journals on fields like environment, natural resource management, and social and community development, added the release.
He regularly contributes to high panel government and civil society committees and boards, and acts as a resource person and academic adviser to key national military and civil service training institutions.